Lipscomb Academy

3901 Granny White Pike,
Nashville, TN, 37204-0372
Tel: (615)966-6409
Grades: PK - 12 | 1306 students
Lipscomb Academy is Middle Tennessee's largest private school and the only one on a college campus.
Add faith-based Christian commitment, and you just might have to rethink your definition of higher education.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Christian School Association (NCSA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Church of Christ
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Lipscomb Academy offers the Learning Enhancement Program, an on-site tutoring service
Year Founded 1891

Student Body

Total Students 1306 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 97 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Lang & Composition, AP English Lit & Composition, AP Human Geography, AP Macro Economics, AP Micro Economics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art, AP US Government & Politics, AP US History  
Average SAT score 1843
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,540
Tuition Notes $5,000 for the 3 day-per-week Pre-kindergarten, $8,350 for the 5 day-per-week Pre-kindergarten, $10,440 for Elementary School, $11,540 for Middle and High School
Admissions Director Ryan Roller
Admissions Associate Kim Schow


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports BasketballBowlingCheeringCross CountryDiving
FootballGolfIce HockeySoccerSoftball
SwimmingTennisTrack and FieldVolleyballWrestling
CheeringCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 42 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Board Game Club, Coloring Book Club, Concert Chorus, Elementary School Chess Club, Elementary School Chorus, Fishing Club, French Club, Freshman Chorus, High School Art Club, High School Band, High School Yearbook, Home Economics Club, Latin Club, Math Team, Middle School Band, Middle School Chess Club, Middle School Chorus, Middle School Drama Club, Middle School Knitting Club, Middle School Speech Team, Middle School Yearbook, Middle School Yearbook, Mock Trial, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Pep Club, Pep Club, Pinterest Club, Political Club, Robotics, Science Olympiad, Senior Advisory Board, Senior Girl\'s Leadership Council, Service Club, Spanish Club, Standing Room Only Drama Club, Student Council, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Viral Video Club, \"Lumberjack Club\" (Music Listening Club) Concert Chorus, Fishing Club, French Club, Latin Club, Math Team, Mock Trial, Mu Alpha Theta, Pep Club, Pep Club, Pinterest Club, Political Club, Robotics, Service Club, Spanish Club, Board Game Club,
Coloring Book Club,
Elementary School Chess Club,
Elementary School Chorus,
Freshman Chorus,
High School Art Club,
High School Band,
High School Yearbook,
Home Economics Club,
Middle School Band,
Middle School Chess Club,
Middle School Chorus,
Middle School Drama Club,
Middle School Knitting Club,
Middle School Speech Team,
Middle School Yearbook,
Middle School Yearbook,
National Honor Society,
National Junior Honor Society,
Science Olympiad,
Senior Advisory Board,
Senior Girl\'s Leadership Council,
Standing Room Only Drama Club,
Student Council,
Student Council,
Student Newspaper,
Viral Video Club,
\"Lumberjack Club\" (Music Listening Club),

School Notes:

  • The mission of Lipscomb Academy  is to serve its students so that they may master knowledge and skills appropriate to them and become Christ like in attitude and behavior. It is our desire to provide your children with a truly well-rounded education nurtured by caring instructors who see each child as a unique individual with a destiny to make an impact on the world for Jesus Christ. We consider the education of your children to be of paramount importance. Lipscomb Academy has a unique affiliation with Lipscomb University. Call the admissions office today to find out how your child can be offered a stellar college preparatory education in the truest sense.

  • Profile last updated: 02/20/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Father Ryan High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Children First, A Montessori Community (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Children's House Of Nashville (0.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended February 09, 2014 - Our children have a Christ-centered, highly academic setting to grow and develop students both spiritually and academically. Lipscomb invests its time and resources in their teachers so my children can have the best. Teachers invest their time and resources in my children in classrooms as well as extra-curriculars. We are so pleased. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 08, 2013 - As a result of the curriculum, great teachers and environment, my child has excelled beyond my expectation, both academically and spiritually. The environment at the school is very conducive for learning and expression, as well as inclusive of people from all backgrounds and faiths. The teachers truly care about the development of all the children and go above and beyond to make sure the children are excelling. I would recommend Lipscomb Academy to anyone who is searching for a place for their children to be loved and grow academically and spiritually. - Posted by Parent

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